July 16, 2024

Customs intercept N4bn worth of drugs from Canada, India in one month


The Nigeria Customs Service has said it has intercepted various hard drugs worth N4.1bn coming from Canada and India within one month.

Adewale Adeniyi, the Comptroller General of Customs, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Tincan Island Command in Lagos on Friday.

He explained that the service intercepted several packs of cannabis indica weighing 1,072kg coming from Canada in the last month.

β€œThe service intercepted three plastic drums concealing several packets of Cannabis Indica, 46 bags containing 2,144 packets of Cannabis Indica all weighing 1,072kg imported from Canada. The approximate street value of the illicit substances is N3.2 billion,” Adewale said.

He said the service also intercepted 877 cartons of Bacardin Syrup coming from India.

β€œ877 cartons of Barcadin cough syrup with codeine-containing 200 bottles of 100ml in each carton and 82 cartons of Really Extra Diclofenac Sodium 50mg tablets 600 packs per carton imported from India was seized,” the CGC said.

He noted that the street value of the illicit pharmaceutical product intercepted in the period under review was N964 million.



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